VOF welcomes two new trustees

Governor Glenn Youngkin recently announced two appointments to VOF’s board of trustees.

V.B. “Tack” Richardson III, of the City of Alexandria, is a management consultant for the McLean-based MITRE Corporation and former staff member for Senator John W. Warner, where he worked on conservation and environmental issues affecting Virginia, including land preservation, increased public access for the Chesapeake Bay, and enhancing tourism for the Commonwealth’s natural, cultural, and historical assets. A native Virginian, Tack spends much of his free time enjoying Virginia’s Northern Neck with his family, as well as in the Warm Springs Valley and Virginia’s Western Highlands. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University and the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business.

Elizabeth Copeland, of King William County, is a senior director in U.S. Regulatory Submissions and Compliance for Juul Labs, Inc. (JLI). Prior to joining JLI in September 2020, Elizabeth worked at Altria Client Services Inc., a subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc., for 15 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in animal and poultry sciences from Virginia Tech and a Master of Science degree in regulatory affairs from San Diego State University. Elizabeth also dedicates time and focus to community service and helping others. She was appointed to serve on the King William County Wetlands Board of Directors (term ending September 30, 2027) and she serves on the Board of Directors for the James River Horse Foundation and Aylett Country Day School. Elizabeth also remains active in the Virginia Tech community, where she served on the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Alumni Organization Board for six years and is a lifetime member of the Virginia Tech Women in Leadership and Philanthropy Council. Elizabeth grew up and currently owns a farm that has been in her family for multiple generations in King William County. She is a passionate outdoorswoman and an avid animal lover and enjoys spending quality time with her many rescued dogs, cats, and horses.

For a complete list of VOF’s trustees, visit https://vof.org/contact/board/.

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